|Lauterman National Recreation Trail
This trail traverses some hilly terrain and offers good hiking
and mountain biking opportunities, as well as being groomed for
cross-country skiing (traditional). It includes three loops with
one loop for beginning skiers. Five walk-in campsites are located
around Lauterman Lake complete with tables, tent pads, fire rings,
and wilderness-style toilets. If the fish are biting, you may
find yourself hooking northern pike, bass, perch, and panfish.
An added feature is an Adirondack-style shelter that provides
a rest or picnic stop for hikers and skiers alike. This trail
connects with Perch Lake to the north and the Pine River and Chipmunk
Rapids Campground to the south. A trail map is available at
Other trails connected to this system are the Perch
Lake Trail, Ridge Trail, and the
Assessor's Interpretive Trail.
Directions: Access to this trail is from two locations.
From Florence, take State Highway 70 west 12 miles to FR 2154.
Turn left and go south 1/4 mile to the trailhead on the right.
Parking for 12 vehicles is on the left. Or from Florence, take
State Highway 70 west 15-1/2 miles to FR 2450 turn left and go
south 1 mile to FR 2156. Go southeast 2 miles to trailhead. Parking
for 4 vehicles is on left (east).
Trail Length: 9 miles including three loops.
Difficulty: Gentle to steep terrain.